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Bonaventure, OFM, born Giovanni di Fidanza, was an Italian medieval Franciscan, scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, he was also Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonised on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He is known as the "Seraphic Doctor". Many writings believed in the Middle Ages to be his are now collected under the name... Read More

Bagnoregio, Province of Viterbo, Latium, Papal States
Died15 July 1274 (aged 52–53)
Lyon, Lyonnais, Kingdom of Arles
Other namesGiovanni di Fidanza ("John of Fidanza"), Doctor Seraphicus ("Seraphic Doctor")
EraMedieval philosophy
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